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FORT WAYNE – A search of a house south of downtown Fort Wayne on Friday morning yielded heroin, marijuana, assorted pills, money, scales and drug paraphernalia, police said.

The house in the 100 block of East DeWald Street was condemned, and Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control was called in to take care of a dog and cat found inside, according to a fact sheet released by the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Robert Allen Koenig Jr., 31, of Fort Wayne was arrested on three counts of dealing heroin as well as one count each of heroin possession, possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of a controlled substance, according to officer Michael Joyner, a police spokesman. He said bond was set at $160,000.

Officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department's Vice & Narcotics Division served the search warrant about 8:30 a.m. at the house just west of Clinton Street.

The fact sheet said there had been an investigation of heroin sales out of the house during the last several weeks.

Police said 74.2 grams of marijuana, 0.1 grams of heroin, about $440 in cash and several pills "for which Mr. Koenig appears to have no prescription" were found in the home.

Neighborhood Code Enforcement found the house to be in "dire need of repairs," the fact sheet said, and would need to be repaired before the house could be inhabited.